Skinny Classic Baked Beans

Your search might just be over…These classic baked beans are simply wonderful. You’ll love the ease of this recipe, too. Made with such a rich barbecue flavor and a bit of a kick. Great to serve for barbecues or picnics with chicken, beef, pork, burgers or hot dogs. Many recipes for baked beans include bacon or chunks of pork. My recipe is completely vegetarian so it would be super tasty served over brown rice or roasted vegetables. Each serving has 143 calories and 1 gram of fat.
Skinny Classic Baked Beans

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes about 5½ cups (each serving ½ cup)

Food Facts

Baked beans are believed to be based on a Native American dish in which beans were cooked with fat and maple syrup. European settlers are thought to have adapted the recipe using pork and molasses.

Healthy Benefits

Beans are loaded with protein and fiber. They actually contain a wider variety of healthy nutrients than most foods. These include calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, folate, and alpha-linolenic acid.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints

SKINNY FACTS: for ½ cup serving
143 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 5g protein, 36g carbs, 6g fiber, 490mg sodium, 13g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
66 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 12g sugar


Skinny Classic Baked Beans

Skinny Classic Baked Beans

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 11
Calories 143 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) petite diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard or prepared yellow mustard (not Dijon)
  • Several drops of Tabasco, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large nonstick pan, heat olive oil.  Add onions and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add beans and remaining ingredients. Mix well and cook on medium for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour flavored beans into a greased 2-quart casserole dish (or similar size) ovenproof pan. Bake until beans are bubbly, about 35-40 minutes, and until beans are tender.  Let stand to thicken slightly and serve. I like to make this recipe the day before and let thicken overnight.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSodium: 490mgFiber: 6gSugar: 13gBlue Smart Points: 3Green Smart Points: 5Plus Points: 4
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  1. This is such a great recipe. The first time I made it I followed the recipe exactly as written. The second time I used fire-roasted diced tomatoes and liked it just as much. Definitely a keeper!

  2. Love your feedback Jeanne. Thank you! I’m going to try it with fire-roasted diced tomatoes next time. Sounds great!
    All the best,

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